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SAN JOSE, CA (JULY 16, 2021)— Winchester Mystery House announced today the opening of an escape room themed to Harry Houdini’s famous visit to the bizarre mansion in October of 1924. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is a 30 minute challenge room experience located inside Sarah Winchester’s legendarily confusing home.
The experience features state of the art challenge room technology. Participants are greeted by Harry Houdini’s spirit – and tasked to work together to help reconnect him with his beloved wife, Bess Houdini. The storyline is unique to the experience as it builds on the story of Houdini’s visit to the mansion in October 1924, two years after Sarah Winchester’s death. At the time, Houdini was on an eight-week debunking tour of spiritualism and mediums. After spending the evening in the mansion, he left the mansion with more questions than answers.
“We are pleased to welcome Harry Houdini back to the estate, 97 years after his first well-documented visit. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is the perfect pre or post tour experience, and we expect it’ll be a big hit with groups looking for an exciting challenge”, said Walter Magnuson, General Manager of Winchester Mystery House.
Houdini’s Spirited Escape was produced in partnership by Paradox Productions of Tupelo, MO. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is located at Winchester Mystery House and is open to the public Friday through Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm. To book an escape room experience, visit https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/houdinis-spirited-escape.
Winchester Mystery House has reopened for both their popular guided Mansion Tour as well as the Explore More Tour and recently announced the return of the popular Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour on August 13, 2021. The estate also offers Axe Throwing at the Stables, Sarah Winchester’s Garden Tour and a themed shooting gallery – Sarah’s Attic. Guests interested in exploring from home can also purchase the 360 Immersive Tour and video tour online: winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/.
About Winchester Mystery House
For nearly 100 years the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, has stood as a testament to the ingenuity, singular vision and lore that surrounds its namesake, Sarah Pardee Winchester (heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune). Originally known as Llanada Villa, today it stands as an architectural wonder, a time capsule of a bygone era and one of America’s most celebrated haunted mansions. The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a California Historic State Landmark, a San Jose City Landmark, and is one of the leading attractions in the Bay Area. Since tours began in 1923, more than 13 million people from around the world have toured the lonely hallways, dark passages and ornate rooms of the Winchester Mystery House. It has intrigued visitors, scholars, and media from throughout the United States, and around the globe, with its combination of the beautiful and the bizarre, its story of heartbreak, tenacity and invention and its legends of the paranormal. For tickets and additional information, visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.
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